Wild Medicine Cocktail Evenings With Live Italian Jazz
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The last date listed for Wild Medicine Cocktail Evenings was Thursday August 15, 2013 / 6:00pm (Strawberry Fields).
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Featured review from Jean Cain
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I had a f"FANTABULOUS" time! I love the Botanical Garden so I was happy to attend this event! The cocktail "Strawberry Fields" was absolutely delicious, courtesy of Creme Yvette! I would enjoy this cocktail at home and serving it to friends! All of the Wild Medicine plants were very interesting and I took quite a few photos! I tasted the raw roasted cacao bean, (used in making chocolate), which had a bitter and very, very faint taste of chocolate! The songs and music of Michael Castaldo, the Italian tenor, songwriter, and producer were excellent! I had never heard his music or songs before so I was pleasantly surprised! I love Classical music so i enjoyed all of the songs he sang, I took a photo with him which I will post on my Facebook page as soon as I have the time! The event was absolutely divine!
Picnicking on the Conservatory Lawn before the concert is available, but only on a limited grass area. Picnic dinners, beer, wine and other refreshments are available for purchase.
Your ticket includes one complimentary specialty cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage and special dinner offers at restaurants on Little Italy’s Arthur Avenue and beyond.
*July 18, 2013:
Experience the rich berry fruit taste of Crème Yvette and tart lime juice paired with the smoky character of tequila or mezcal for a smooth, refreshing treat.
-Did you know? Black currant is an antioxidant powerhouse that combats sore throats, bacterial infections, and wards off the common cold.
_Marco Pignataro Quartet presents “Italia in Jazz”
_"Italia in Jazz" is a tribute to timeless Italian standards and original music, directed by saxophonist and composer Marco Pignataro. He brings together some of the most influential jazz musicians from the New York scene: Sicilian pianist/singer Daniela Shächter, Rogério Boccato on drums/percussion, and Jay Henderson on acoustic bass. “Italia in Jazz” includes creative arrangements of old Neapolitan songs, famous arias, and more contemporary compositions in a soulful and engaging modern jazz style. The group also features beautiful, original compositions from Pignataro’s critically acclaimed CD “Sofia’s Heart;” inspired by Italy and his hometown, he wrote the popular songs “Homesick” and “Bologna d’Inverno” (Bologna in Winter).
*August 15, 2013:
_ A surprising pairing of bourbon, Crème Yvette and a touch of bubbly ginger ale and lime resulting in a light, yet bold taste.
-Did you know? Ginger aids digestion, soothes the stomach, relaxes muscles, and can even alleviate arthritic aches and pains.
_Michéal Castaldo, Italian Tenor, Songwriter, and Producer
_Michéal Castaldo performs selected songs from his various classic Italian recordings live with a string quartet. A spectacular performer, he takes music to the highest of heights. His stage presence is enormous and he performs with majesty and grace. Listening to Castaldo, one feels transported, as if on an exotic journey to his beloved homeland — Italy. As a bonus, he is an olive oil connoisseur and will host an olive oil tasting.
The exhibition is open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with the live concert from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.
The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.